text to show removed attachments in an e-mail chain

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Outlook 2010 32 bit
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We're running MS Outlook 2010 and MS Exchange 2010

When you hit reply in Outlook, any attachments are automatically removed. This is good, as it stops the e-mail network being overloaded. Unfortunately, Outlook doesn't note what the file was or even that a file was there. After a few e-mails have been traded back and forward, the "conversation thread" can get a bit confusing without knowing the file that is being referred to.

What my bosses boss has tasked us to do is find a way to indicate a file was there (hopefully without requiring the end user to do anything).

We'd also like to find a solution on the Exchange side, rather than having to apply an add-in to every single outlook client. (as mentioned in a few different threads).

There are ways of removing the attachment using a macro and applying the name of the removed file (see this thread: https://forums.slipstick.com/threads/89024-maintain-name-removed-attachments-how/). But this requires action by the end user for something we're trying to do at the exchange level.

The the full e-mail Internet Header has a field that shows "X-MS-Has-Attach: yes".
What I'm thinking is that Exchange transport rule to check if there is an attachment. If there is, it then adds a line showing the name of the file to the bottom or top (for preference top) of the body of the e-mail.
For example:


From:
John Smith



Sent: 29 April 2013 11:07

To: John Brown

Subject: test





Please find attached as discussed



Becomes:




From:
John Smith



Sent: 29 April 2013 11:07



To: John Brown



Subject: test



Attached: test.txt



Please find attached as discussed

Is this possible?
 
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